Mackenzie Jacobson

Mackenzie Jacobson
Mackenzie is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Threat X. She is a detail-oriented marketing professional with experience in B2B strategic marketing development, implementation, and analysis. Through highly-targeted, demand generation campaigns, Mackenzie is committed to bridging the gap between interested prospects and solutions providers, and does so through web, SEO/SEM, email, social, and display advertising campaigns. She has held prior roles managing global demand generation campaigns at a digital marketing agency, tech startups and Fortune 500 company.
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ThreatX at Black Hat 2019: Find Out How We Can Cut Through the Noise of Your Job...In More Ways Than One

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Jul 29, 2019 10:48:47 AM

On August 7 and 8 in Las Vegas, thousands of cybersecurity enthusiasts, practitioners and executives will be in attendance at Black Hat 2019. We are thrilled to be among the participants at this year's event.

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Web Application Firewalls 101 - Keywords to Bookmark

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Apr 25, 2019 4:05:00 AM

Web security is not a new concept. From the dawn of the Internet, cyber criminals have been experimenting with and mastering ways to exploit the data housed within online properties. And as businesses increasingly transition online, the volume of attacks has skyrocketed. According to a recent study,* the number of new vulnerabilities per month exceeded 17,000 in 2018. That’s nearly a 23% increase from 2017. From 10-person startups to thousand-person enterprises, cyber threats are an equally legitimate concern (or at least they should be). Arm yourself with the tools you need to protect your business from malicious attacks (automated or not). The first step is familiarizing yourself with the keywords/terms used most frequently in the application security space.

The following post details, alphabetical order, the first 10 keywords:

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

CIO Applications Names ThreatX In Top 25 Cyber Security Companies in 2019

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Mar 18, 2019 7:43:41 AM

Cyber security has never been more important than it is today. The "Internet-era" has ushered in faster and more exciting ways of conducting business, along with a myriad of new challenges for security teams. In an attempt to cover a growing number of bases, businesses are allocating larger share of their budgets to security tools and talent. To add to the complexity of this dilemma, the sheer number of cyber security tools is increasing and it can be difficult for organizations to sort through and effectively asses all of those providers. To help C-Level Execs and security teams with this task, CIO Applications recruited a panel of experienced cyber security professionals to compile a list of cyber security solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies. ThreatX is now proud to announce its inclusion on 2019's "Top 25 Cyber Security Companies."

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Using Next-Gen WAFs to Solve Modern AppSec Problems

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Feb 7, 2019 1:40:59 PM

Application security is undergoing a broad transformation - from the way applications are architected, developed, and deployed to the ever-evolving diversity and scale of the threats they face. Driving this transformation is the growing complexity of application portfolios, which are providing more engaging experiences for customers but are also housing increasingly more data. Often, this is accomplished through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which can be both external-facing, as well as connected on back-end systems. In addition, applications are becoming more modular or are broken into microservices.

As a result, legacy, rules-based web application firewalls (WAFs) like F5 and Imperva Incapsula are not equipped to keep pace with today's dynamic application and threat environments. These tools are increasingly unable to keep up with sophisticated, high-impact threats. Security teams need the right tools and strategies built for these new realities. Enter, the next-gen WAF.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

How to Secure APIs & Microservices with a Next-Gen WAF

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Jan 8, 2019 12:17:18 PM

APIs have become a strategic necessity for conducting business due to the agility, innovation, and automation they enable. While 90% of the business reaps the benefits of this technology, the security teams are often exposed to a slew of new challenges that can’t be solved by long-standing security tools and strategies. In fact, according to Gartner1, by 2022, API abuses will be the most frequent attack vector resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications. We are partnering with the team at SC Magazine to address this phenomenon in an upcoming webinar.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

A CISO's Journey to Find a Web Application Firewall that Works

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Jan 3, 2019 11:30:38 AM

Before joining ThreatX, Jeremiah Cruit was no stranger to Web Application Firewalls. As a seasoned CISO with 20+ years in the industry, he tried dozens of WAF solutions along the way. And with each solution, his faith in the effectiveness and usability of WAFs dwindled. So how did he end up at a WAF company? IDG Connect explored this and more about his past in the following interview. 

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Too Little Too Late: ThreatX Predicts Cyber Vulnerabilities Will Go Largely Unaddressed...with Dire Consequences

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Dec 20, 2018 3:39:53 PM

It's hard to believe, but the New Year is nearly upon us. 2018 was a busy year for cybersecurity, between regulatory changes and massive data breaches. Security teams were faced with obstacles that had never before been encountered and were forced to adapt. And while the year is coming to a close, the challenges are far from over. With new vulnerabilities arising from IoT-enabled innovations, an increase in sophisticated attacks due to bots leveraging AI, and the potential for a catastrophic breach in an established sector like utilities, 2019 is shaping up to be a challenging year on the cybersecurity front.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security, Company | News

IoT Cloud Portals - A Modern Day Hacker's Keys to the Kingdom

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Oct 26, 2018 9:02:31 AM

It seems that nearly every week, another IoT related security story is in the news. While most of the coverage still focuses on the hardware, organizations often forget the cloud infrastructure that connects the differing threads of IoT devices. These portals are a mega culprit in the complicated and risky security landscape. They are a modern day hacker's keys to your kingdom.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

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